Why is GCam not showing up on Google Play?

GCam not showing up on Google Play

The number of users who use the GCam to take photos with their mobile is increasing. This is because the vast majority have realized that the results are far better than those achieved by the standard camera of their device.

The reason why this occurs is that Google’s photographic software performs much more efficient image processing , thus avoiding artificial recreations through an AI that works very effectively. However, the biggest problem with this application is the simple fact of downloading it.

Exclusivity in quotes

Actually, the camera of the American company is not available for all phones. The program is designed solely and exclusively for the Google Pixel , that is, the brand’s smartphones.

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This is the main reason why you cannot find the GCam on Google Play . In fact, even if you try to access it through the big G search engine, you won’t be able to download it either. You can access the app page, but a message will appear with the following information: “Your device is not compatible with this version”.

This means that you can only install it on your terminal if it is any Pixel. But this does not imply that there is no way to take advantage of it on your device, since thanks to external developers it is possible to have the Google camera on almost any mobile as an APK .

how can you download it

The truth is that it is by no means a complicated procedure. All you have to do is access the website of its creator and look for the version compatible with your smartphone. Even so, there is an even easier way to have the right one in a matter of minutes.

To do this, you can use applications like GCamator , which you can get from (this time) Google Play. The best of all is that it is capable of analyzing all the versions and achieving the optimal one without much work. You can even get to use the augmented reality tools of the Pixel. It should be noted that it is completely safe and does not hide any danger of malware.


When you launch the program, it will automatically recognize your phone and provide you with the specific version. You just have to click on install and the process will begin. Of course, it is necessary to know that you may need the well-known XML files.

The purpose of these is to obtain the ideal configuration for your specific model. In this way, the capacity of the GCam is squeezed to the maximum. To do this, you must go back to the Celso Azevedo page and look for the ones corresponding to your terminal. Next, you must follow the following steps:

  • First access the GCam settings and look for the ‘Settings’ section.
  • Click on ‘Save’ and write a name.
  • Now, you have to go to downloads and copy the XML file downloaded earlier. Paste it in the ‘Configs’ folder which you can see in the ‘GCam’ folder.
  • Within the app, tap numerous times next to the shoot button. This action will cause the appearance of a window where you have to choose the mentioned document.